Australia’s Public Sector

Decentralisation and Democratic Renewal | ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE | March 2018

On 29 March 2018, CPD and ANU invited leaders from government, business, civil society, academia and the media to discuss the question ‘can decentralisation boost our regions and improve Australia’s democracy?’. The roundtable considered...

Big, impersonal and opaque: how Jobactive is failing jobseekers

ROB STURROCK published in Inside Story 1 FEBRUARY 2018 A new strategy would start by recognising that the market alone can’t help many jobless Australians find work What is government’s role? Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese with prime...

Terry Moran AC, CPD’s Chair and Former Head of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet discussed the leaked cabinet documents with Leigh Sales

TRANSCRIPT: LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has now launched an urgent investigation into what happened. Terry Moran headed that department from 2008 to 2011, a period covered by...

1st ANU-CPD POLICY DIALOGUE ’17 | Australian Foreign Policy White Paper – challenges and opportunities | April 2017

This year CPD is excited to partner with the Australian National University (ANU) for a new event series. Co-hosted by the two institutions, the ANU-CPD Policy Dialogues are a series of high-level conversations on some...

The vanishing private school – Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd

CPD fellows Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd have released a new analysis of public funding for private schools, calling for a new debate about whether this funding should come with the same obligations that govern the...

Chairperson Terry Moran’s vision for the ‘new age’ of Public Sector capability

In a speech to the Technology One conference in Brisbane on 14 October, CPD Chairperson Terry Moran AC outlined the five principles and key reforms that the Australian Public Sector need to adopt to...

Chairperson Terry Moran on the role of public service Secretaries

Our Chair Terry Moran was called on for comment by David Donaldson in his new Mandarin article on the differing views of the ideal tenure and longevity of top bureaucrats and secretaries. Asked what...

Fellow Peter Whiteford analyses a new ‘investment approach’ to social services

CPD Fellow Peter Whiteford outlines the intricacies and analyses the calculations behind the Coalition’s tentative entry into the new ‘investment approach’ to funding welfare. Writing for The Conversation, Peter unpacks the “$4.8 trillion dollar...

Chairperson Terry Moran talks public service on University of Melbourne podcast

CPD Chairperson Terry Moran was a guest of the University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis on his podcast The Policy Shop. At the centre of the half hour discussion was the difficult question; “Has...

Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged | REPORT | December 2015

CPD has released a new report called Grand alibis: how declining public sector capability affects services for the disadvantaged. In the report, authors Kelly Farrow, Robert Sturrock and Sam Hurley argue that government’s role in...